What Are Some Home Remedies for Killing Fleas?

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Home remedies for getting rid of fleas include sprinkling table salt or diatomaceous earth into your carpet and vacuuming it up after a period of time. It takes vigilance to rid a home completely of fleas, and even with treatment, it can take an owner several months to become flea free.

Fleas can be killed from pets by filling a tub with lukewarm water and enough dish-washing detergent to create plenty of suds. Once a cat or dog has been placed into enough water to cover their bodies, the fleas that survive will gravitate towards the head. A flea comb can then be used to comb out the fleas from the face.

A homemade flea trap requires dish-washing liquid, bowls, tea candles and warm water. The homeowner should partly fill bowls with warm water and a generous amount of dish washing liquid. The tea candles are to be lit and placed next to the bowls in the middle of every room in the home.